CentralCHRIE Federation

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CentralCHRIE redefines "Central"

Ajai Ammachathram, President of CentralCHRIE
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The Central Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education’s mission is to advance knowledge in hospitality and tourism. CentralCHRIE serves the hospitality and tourism education and research programs in the Central USA representing Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The goal of CentralCHRIE is to foster the advancement of teaching, learning, research, and practice in the fields of hospitality and tourism; to encourage the assessment and enhancement of quality hospitality and tourism education; and to extend knowledge pertaining to hospitality and tourism education. At CentralCHRIE we constantly plan and coordinate professional development activities for our federation members. 

In 2019, CentralCHRIE conducted a survey with over 125 faculty members to identify various interests and topics in education and professional development and as a result, the webinar series called “Zoom-in” was started. Our dedicated board members are here to serve and with the constant feedback and encouragement from our membership we keep the ball rolling. At CentralCHRIE, the “Central” focus is absolutely our members.


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